Microsoft Access 2010 Beginners
Versions: All earlier versions and 2013 available
On-site training only
We only run this course on-site for groups. Minimum of 6 delegates, maximum 12.
The course concentrates on designing tables in a database, setting up relationships between the tables and setting up lookups between the tables. Table properties are explained in detail. Linking/Importing from other applications are also covered. Sample database templates are used for illustration. The user is introduced to queries, forms and reports.
Delegates will be created a simple database during the course to illustrate all the features of a database.
This course is intended for a delegate who would have to design new tables in MS Access or users who need to link/import existing Excel data into Access. Delegates who would like to be assessed for a computer qualification or delegates who wish to obtain Microsoft Office Specialist certification would benefit from attending this course.
SAQA US ID # 116936, NQF Level 3
Use a graphical user interface (gui)-based database application to work with simple databases
The delegates must have basic Windows skills; handling the mouse, opening and finding documents and basic typing skills. Excel knowledge would be an advantage, but is not essential.
Module 1: Database Terminology
- What is a table?
- What is the Primary key of a table?
- What is a Foreign key?
- What is a query?
- What is a form?
- What is a report?
- What is a macro?
- What is a module?
Module 2: Database Templates
Module 3: Security in Access
- Trust Centers: Setting up Trusted Locations
Module 4: Navigation in the MS Accessenvironment
- The Access Screen
- Navigating in an existing database
- Using the ribbon
- Shortcut Menus and Shortcuts
- Using the Wizards to create tables, queries, forms and reports
Module 5: Printing In Access
Module 6: Using Help
Module 7: Naming Conventions for objects in a database
Module 8: Database Planning
Module 9: Designing Tables
- Setting the Primary Key
- Selecting the Data Type for Table Fields
- Input Mask Settings
- Formatting Numbers/Text/Dates
- Default Value
- Using Validation Rules and Validation Text
- Indexing in tables
- Using Unique Indexes
- Lookups to other tables/queries or create a typed list
- Copying/Deleting a table
Module 10: Importing/Linking tables
Module 11: Navigating and Working in Tables
- Editing a Table
- Finding /Replacing data
- Deleting records
- Rearranging Fields
- Changing Column Widths
- Changing Font Size and Row Heights
- Hiding/Unhiding Columns
- Freezing/Unfreezing Columns
- Filtering Data
Module 12: Subdatasheets in Tables
Module 13: Defining Default Relationships between Tables